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Farmer accused of causing fish kill with manure spill


September 21, 2015, Vermilion County, IL – A local cattle farmer is in trouble with the EPA. It says he’s responsible for killing nearly 100,000 fish.

The EPA says a valve on a manure storage tank was left open, allowing it to drain into Stony Creek, which flows into the Salt Fork. Documents state the agency accuses the Fithian farmer of causing or allowing it to happen. READ MORE